Songs from The Pink Death
1. The Funny Scene
2. Buddy Holly Will Never Die
3. The Opium Wars Have Long Ceased
4. Don't Come Around
5. Parasite Song
6. It Never Stops Being Absurd
7. Eddie Called Back on the Car Phone
8. The Hot Dog Song
9. It's Alright If She Don't Love You Right

 

all lyrics © Kramer
Tess Music, BMI
(adm. by Bug Music)

 

 

the funny scene

Little boy, little girl
welcome to this little world
of empty hearts and sorry souls
a nickel pays this desert toll
I'm running up
I'm running down
your number in another town
just one more click makes 24
so let me buy an hour more
she's 17
I'm 36
I think I need another fix
another mix would fix me fine
Is this OK or still a crime?

our tinsel town
our left and right
this comet tears our starry night
this blanket burns the moon away
the sand to glass
love never stays the same for me
the same for you
I never got accustomed to
your funny car
your swimming pool
the ones you thought were so damn cool
the face that took my breath away
the funny scene is here to stay

the bra you burn
the Flag I Wave
the briefest Love
the longest Rave
the Chocolate Sky
the Lemon Ground
Vanilla Fire
Electric Sound
Magnetic Heads
Ecstatic Tail
Empathic Face

that's why you just hallucinate
believe in god
believe in fate
don't ask me now
don’t ask me then
I can't recall or remember when
the funny scene came back again
came running Home

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buddy holly will never die

Buddy Holly Will Never Die
Buddy Holly He's Still Alive…

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the opium wars have long ceased

sorry but we're fresh out of ice
I have a switchblade in my pocket
pull over next to this truck
mr you just run out of luck
luck is something you never had
luck is something I don't need
people don't say what they mean anyway

people abandon themselves
people abandon each other
red is the color of love
red is the color of violence and vengeance

the opium wars have long ceased
the history books, they tell lies
Michael just disappeared and I cried

Shakespeare was a Spanish Jew
nine minus seven is two
wake up all you sleepyheads
the Music is almost dead

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don't come around

I saw a death-defying act
I saw myself survive till forty
I saw the lake's reflection shine
I had a vision all this was mine
no one else
I need not share
this golden boot
this summer where I am the victim
they are the curse
they are not evil
they're something worse

don't come around, don't drive over
don't come around, it's not October anymore
don't come around, I think you're wrong
don't come around, I'll never get through to you
don't come around, don't drive over
don't come around, it's not October anymore
don't come around, I think you're wrong
don't come around
I love this song

your fun begins where my fun ends
but I go up when you descend
don't call me up tonight
I won't be there
I won't listen
I just can't bear the following sound
don't be a fool
don't be discreet
look in my eyes
not down at my feet
you pit the healthy against the sick
bitter and mean like Mr. Rick
another vision yes another one late last night
I saw you naked under a pale blue light
you were not moving
you did not breathe
you did not live
you did not see

don't come around…

so bang me slowly
you bang the drum
just like Ali
until you're dumb
you hit the ropes
you don't bounce back
a second vision is what you lack

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the parasite song

hey I see you hanging out
and I don't like what I see
I see a great white whale asleep on its side
asleep between you and me
I see a vision of a strawberry tide
atop an ocean filled with rumors and lies
I feel the parasites along for the ride

you're just hanging out with any guy who's not me
my brain is swingin'
hanging by a noose from a tree
at first it's icy
then it gets hot
first I'm somewhere
then I am not
a fraction of a second
is all I really need
to push the envelope
get it up to speed

a witch on acid
a warlock on crack
the bitch will swear to you she'll never come back
you know she's lying
you knew that she would
you knew one day she'd feel misunderstood
I see a vision of a strawberry tide
atop an ocean filled with rumors and lies
I feel the parasites along for the ride

I hear you down in the basement
I see your shadow by the wall
I know you're moving out tomorrow
but what about tonight?
I thought we'd last until Friday
when they take down all the signs
the signs that tell us we're going too fast
the signs that keep us alive
I feel the parasites along for the ride

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it never stops being absurd

I never stop seeing hallucinations
I never stop hearing your voice
I never stop needing a new brain
I never stop being profane
I never stop watching old movies
I never stop feeling sequestered
I never stop hearing the phone
I never stop thinking of your face
I never stop thinking of us
it never stops being absurd…

can't speak without communicating
can't walk without permission to speak
can't ask without making a phone call
can't drive for another three weeks
I never stop wanting your touch
I never stop obsessing so much
I never stop wanting you here
I always have this horrible fear
it never stops being absurd…

you never stopped being depressed
you never stopped feeling exploited
you never stopped seeing it your way
you'll never stop being exactly what I love
you'll never stop being exactly what I want
you'll never stop being perfect in my mind
you'll never stop being alive when you're gone
you'll never stop being the reason I'm crazy
you'll never stop being the reason I'm mad
you'll never stop being the reason I wander
you'll never stop being the good and the bad
it never stops being absurd…it never stops

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eddie called back on the car phone

they say a tree is best measured when it's down
I say that's how I built this tiny town
that's how I mastered myself when I was down
that's why nobody loves nobody in this town
I'm lying to myself today
I'm lying to you tomorrow
I'm asking for my own way
I guess I thought if I led you might follow
I never ever shot for the stars
or to be Elvis or to go to mars
I wish I never ever got this far
I never wanted to drive this car

I had a dream about my old friend
I dreamt I saw him sail away
on a boat with Antony and an anchor like a cross
this is their crusade
this is my terrible loss

I'm calling and calling but he never calls back
he makes the shadows lethal between white and black
you're starting to hallucinate a hole in the sack
then the only thing you'll want is for Eddie to call back
I'm lying to myself today
then I'm lying to you tomorrow
you call him just to hear him say
"wherever you lead I will follow"
Eddie called back on the car phone…
you call him and call him but he never calls back

I had a dream about a dream about a door
and the door refused to open so I dreamed some more
then the ocean comes in and rolls across the floor
then the ocean recedes and then we open the door
I'm waiting for someone to call me back
you start to hallucinate a hole in the sack
then the only thing you'll want is for Eddie to call back
Eddie called back on the car phone….

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the hot dog song

you can feel it?
can you feel me?
can you see me shake the world?
can you buy me or my partner for a penny or a twirl?
he's got my guitar but it's my fuckin' band
with three white pills and a rock 'n roll band
and a hot dog in my hand
I'm a missionary
I'm on a mission for my god
He told me this morning
said "today you got a new job!"
He gave me the orders
He told me who to kill
He showed me the corner and he gave me three white pills

with a hot dog in my hand
I'll show the world the promised land
with a hot dog in my hand I'd be the savior
with a hot dog in my hand
I'll show the world the promised land
with a hot dog in my hand I'd be the savior

is this fact or fiction?
with us you can't be sure
we'll say whatever we need to say to make you insecure
the more you sink the less you swim
now you hear my voice again and then you don't
I used to know this really well before I stole it from a doper
all the phonies in the crowd can sing along

with a hot dog in my hand
I'd show the world the promised land
with a hot dog in my hand I'd be the savior
with a hot dog in my hand
I'll show the world the promised land
with a hot dog in my hand I'd be the savior…

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it's alright if she don't love you right

women learn a thing or two
women do what they say and do
women say what I want to hear
women all they fear is fear
women no woman living here
and there goes yesterday
that car is faster than ours
it passed us yesterday
on highway 66
I'll tell you everything
tell you the secrets
secret of suicide
secret of life
secret of women
of women in the band
it changes everything
if you're still a child
still just a child
sing about everything
I found out that it's alright
If she doesn't love you right
don't believe me if you figure I am right or wrong
but I found out that it's alright
if she don't love you right
if she don't love you right
I say it's alright
It's alright if she don't love you right
I still say it's alright if she don't love you right…
I found out that it's alright if she don't love you right


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